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UPCOMING Events ~ Tons of Good Events in * SEPTEMBER * OCTOBER * NOVEMBER * **SAT SEPT 24 ~ MOVING PLANET EVENT ~ GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION ***Next SD DFA & PDA Metro Meetup is WED OCT 5 & Our Speaker is PETRO MARTO, Ret. Nuclear Engineer *

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Announcements ~_________________________________________
***IMPORTANT!  *** SAT SEPT 24  " MOVING PLANET EVENT ~ GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION " JOIN US for A WORLDWIDE RALLY to urge meaningful solutions to climate change ***IMPORTANT!   __________________________________________________________
***IMPORTANT!

MON SEPT 26 at 1:30pm ***MIRAMAR LANDFILL OUTSOURCING HEARING AT SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL Where: San Diego City Hall Details below. 

 

***DO YOU HAVE A DREAM? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD MAKE AN OUTSTANDING AMERICAN DREAM SCHOLAR?    On OCTOBER 3-5,  Progressive activists will converge on Washington DC to share and learn innovative movement-building strategies at the Take Back the Dream Conference.  Democracy for America and Rebuild the Dream have teamed up to offer scholarships to thirty awesome activists who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference.   It's easy to apply -- just three quick steps. Go to:  http://democracyforamerica.com/american_dream?akid=1299.70538.H4t7nU&rd=1&t=2 for training that delivers progressive change on the issues that matter.. Forward this email and ask them to apply. Working together, we're unstoppable.*KAILI LAMBE, National DFA Political Campaign Manager
*** SAT OCT 8 thru THE 2012 ELECTION from 2pm-5pm.  ~  Exciting news! Beginning the second Saturday in October "Saturday October 8 - thru - the 2012 Election"from 2pm-5pm, the San Diego Democratic Women's Club & the San Diego County Democratic Party Outreach Committee will host OFA's Phonebanks!  Some refreshments will be served, but do feel free to bring food or drink to share. Bring your cell phones and chargers and we'll supply the rest. SDDWC Member ISAM HERNDON, OFA Regional Director for Districts 51, 52, 53 will coordinate the monthly phonebanks. Can't make it Oct. 8th? No problem, come by the 2nd Saturday of any month 2-5pm & join the fun and outreach! WHERE: 4537 Alamo Drive,  SD 92105 ---------------------------------------     ***FREE  DFA "UNIONS+JOBS"  BUMPERSTICKER!  At ~   http://democracyforamerica.com/activities/458-unions-jobs/?akid=1306.70538.kO8u65&rd=1&t=1
UPCOMING EVENTS ~  

***THUR SEPT 22 at 6:00pm.  "COALITION for A BETTER SAN DIEGO"  We hope you will join us!   "Efforts Continue to Build a Better San Diego". The movement to build a better San Diego continues to grow. We now have a wide coalition of organizations who are joining us in these efforts.  Our next steps include  this Planning Meeting (on 9/22/2011)  and the Mayoral Forum (on 10/19/2011) to bring attention to the economic issues our communities face.  We invite you to take part in these events as we work to build a better San Diego  If you have any questions, or, would like to RSVP, email: [address removed]   Where: Teamsters Local 542, 4666 Mission Gorge Place, SD 92120   ***Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm for the Coalition for A Better San Diego Planning Meeting at Teamsters Local 542. 4666 Mission Gorge Place, SD 92120 

 

*** FRI SEPT 23 at 8:00AM-12:00PM "Register New Citizens ~ CHULA VISTA" Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so all you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact MICHELLE KRUG at[masked] Thank you for your support. Where: USCIS, Field Office, 1261 Third Ave., CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 

***SAT SEPT 24  at 10AM-12PM  San Diego Democratic Women Club Meeting  "Open Primary 2012 - " POSSIBILITIES or PERIL FOR PROGRESSIVES?"  Join a lively group of panelists who explore the challenges, opportunities and implications of the 2012 Open Primary for progressive politics.  Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.  Where: City Heights Library Community Room (upstairs), 3795 Fairmount Ave. 92105.  Info: Pat Washington email: [address removed]   Phone: [masked]

***SAT 24 at 10-11:30AM "COMMUNITY COFFEE with 76th Assembly Member TONI ATKINS " Drop by to enjoy refreshments and discuss legislative and state issues with Toni Atkins of the 76th District! Where: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway (next to Ikea) To RSVP, please visit www.asmdc.org/ur For more information, please call (619) 645-3090. 


***SAT SEPT 24 at 12:00-2:00PM "NATIONAL COUNCIL of NEGRO WOMEN'S 45th ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE LUNCHEON" This year's honorees include Black Infants Health Program, Children Having Children, My Community Huddle, San Diego Black Nurses Association, San Diego CARES, Sickle Cell Association of San Diego, The Trinity House and Voices for Children. For more information on donations, sponsorship and advertising, Contact GLORIA BAKER at (619)[masked] Where: Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114


***SAT SEPT 24 at 11:00AM -1:00PM ***JOIN CONGRESSMAN & SD MAYORAL CANDIDATE , ***BOB FILNER*** at the MARCH & RALLY in BALBOA PARK!*** We will *MARCH* about 1.2 miles on paved sidewalks. *RALLY* at the end of the *MARCH*, on the lawn next to the Sports Museum. We'll have signs , banners, drums & more. Moving Panet is a Worldwide Rally taking place at hundreds of locations to demand more VIABLE SOLUTIONS to Climate Change from Our Representatives. Where: Gather on East Balboa Park side of Sixth Avenue between Laurel & Juniper street. "THIS is a SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24th MOVING PLANET EVENT" Information Contacts: MATTHEW CAPPIELLO, [masked] or email: [address removed] & MASADA DESINHOUSE, [masked] or email: [address removed] ~ Website for additional information: www.SanDiego350.org

    
***SAT SEPT 24  at 2-4PM *WORKING FAMILIES SUMMIT* "Does Escondido work for working families?" What are the needs of working families in the Escondido area? Are those needs being met by schools, the city, and other governmental units? A Panel of Couples will discuss the everyday joys and challenges of living in Escondido.  And, Experts and Community Leaders will respond to their observations. Working Families Summit co-sponsored by the Escondido Democratic Club and the California Nurses Association (CNA). Admission is free and open to everyone. Children are welcome.  Outcomes of Summit are to honor voices of working familites & energize broader participation in the civic life of Escondido & north county. Please bring friends - children are welcome. Refreshments. No charge. Free Pizza Vouchers for 5 drawing winners. Contact: Patrick Drinan Email: [address removed] Where: The Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St. Contact: Rick Moore (760)[masked] Email: [address removed]

***SAT SEPT 24 at 7:00PM  "MOVE TO AMEND COMES TO SAN DIEGO" ~   EVENING PUBLIC TALK  WORLD BEAT ~ SAN DIEGO ~  ALL  PUBLIC TALKS  ARE  FREE!!!  * DAVID COBB, a FIERY SPEAKER !* And, former Green Party presidential candidate, is touring California giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action!   David will also be offering two day-long "Activist Training" workshops in Sacramento and Los Angeles. No past experience is necessary to attend.  All events are open to the general public, Activist Trainings are $50-$100 sliding scale, public talks are free. For more info or to register for trainings.  http://www.worldbeatcenter.org/the_center.html Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, 2100 Park Boulevard, SD  92101  For more information contact Margaret Koster, Move to Amend Field Organizing Coordination Team.    More Info:  If you are interested in bringing a Move to Amend speaker to your community, please email us at [address removed].  World Beat Cultural Center Website:  http://www.worldbeatcenter.org/the_center.html

 

*** "THE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH ~  MOVING PLANET EVENT"

SAT SEPT 24  " MOVING PLANET EVENT ~ GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION "  JOIN US  for A WORLDWIDE RALLY to urge meaningful solutions to climate change and help move San Diego toward a cleaner, more sustainable, and more secure future! On this Global Day of Climate Action, communities across the world will turn out for events to send a message to elected leaders that the time is now to take strong action on climate change. San Diego’s event is A MARCH and RALLY  in Balboa Park and the theme is “Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future.” There is also an INTERFAITH PANEL across the street at St. Paul’s before the march. See a short video on why this issue is so important to San Diegans.  *** Over 30 San Diego civic and environmental partners are endorsing this event – including Sierra Club, EarthKeepers San Diego, California Center for Sustainable Energy, Greenpeace, Coastkeeper, Surfrider, the American Lung Association in California, San Diego Renewable Energy Society, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, and San Diego Democracy America and San Diego Progressive Democrats for America Metro Chapter and The Environmental Health Coalition and many more.   Website: www.moving-planet.org & Please RSVP & TAKE OUR PLEDGE TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT TODAY! TODAY!  //www.facebook.com/MovingSanDiegoToACleanEnergyFuture  Event details: 
*10-11am: EarthKeeping: An Interfaith Dialogue – Panel discussion with representatives from various faith traditions will discuss their beliefs in terms of caring for and protecting Creation, especially in light of the climate crisis.  Where: St Paul's Cathedral Room, 2728 Sixth Avenue, SD 92103 
*11am- 12:30PM: MARCH - Staring with a gathering on 6th Avenue between LAUREL & JUNIPER and proceeding through Balboa Park.  We will MARCH about 1.2 miles on paves sidewalks. RALLY at the end of the MARCH on the lawn nest to th Sports Museum. We'll have signs, banners, drums & More.  
*12:30-1:15 pm ~ Rally – On the lawn by the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum, will feature Congressman Bob Filner, Mayor Lesa Heebner, Citizens Climate Lobby President and Founder Marshall Saunders, regional energy expert Bill Powers and Reverend Beth Johnson, as well as, A SURPRISE PHOTO OP! *
*LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME! JOIN One of Four Organized Bike Rides from different parts of San Diego. There will also be a contingent arriving by Coaster (see full details and information on public transit at )   RSVP and take the pledge to reduce your carbon footprint today. Also join our event on facebook //www.facebook.com/MovingSanDiegoToACleanEnergyFuture     YES to CLEAN ENERGY & NO to CLIMATE DESTRUCTION!  www.sdgreenparty.org
www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_[masked]   
"Hope you can come out, join the fun and help send a worldwide message that the time is now to take action on climate change and create cleaner, more sustainable communities.   See you there!      ___________________________________________________________________

***SUN SEPT 25 at 3:30-6:00PM Point Loma Democratic Club Meeting "Nuclear Power Safety and Risk Considerations" 
will be addressed by PETER MARTO, Retired Nuclear Engineer. A hot topic locally because of the proximity of San Onofre, the prevailing winds and the recent disasters in Japan. (3:30PM social w/4:00 PM speaker) Where: Point Loma Assembly Building, 3035 Talbot St., 92106 Contact: (619)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.ptloma.sddem.org

 ***SUN SEPT 25 at 6AM - 8AM for Run Registration ~ AIDS Walk, San Diego ~ Where: on the corner of 6th Avenue and Quince Street. *** Register today at aidswalksd.org

*** MON SEPT 26 at 2:00 -4:30PM  IMPORTANT * CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON THE MIRAMAR LANDFILL *MIRAMAR LANDFILL is a PUBLIC ASSET that BENEFITS ALL SAN DIEGANS* This is YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT on the Proposed OUTSOURCING of San Diego's ONLY PUBLIC LAND FILL! *** Will You Be There? If Possible ~ Please meet us at the Coffee Shop at 1:30PM to Prep. We will have Oppose Slips for You to Sign. PARKING: at Horton Plaza is in walking distance. and free with validation. The outsourcing of the Miramar Landfill through the managed competition process possesses serious issues and concerns for San Diegans including: •  What are the environmental safeguards required of a private operator? • How will greenery services including free or reduced cost compost and mulch for city residents be affected? • Will service quality levels be maintained? •   How much is the outsourcing process costing taxpayers?  •  How will strong contract oversight be ensured?  If you are interested in giving testimony or attending this meeting, please contact: Norma Rodriguez, [address removed] or[masked] x62  or Contact Trinh Le at: [address removed] or[masked] x24  Thank you, and we hope to see you all there! WHERE: San Diego City Hall, 12th Floor, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego, 92101                                           

***TUES SEPT 27 at 5:30-7:30PM   ~  with La Jolla Honorary Chair BARBARA BRY   & Assemblymember TONY ATKINS"   Why Stand Now?  Just months ago, anti-choice extremists almost shut down the entire U.S. government over whether or not to continue funding Planned Parenthood. In statehouses nationwide, Planned Parenthood has seen a historic tidal wave of hostile legislation, with over 160 new laws enacted that limit women’s access to health care. We are facing unprecedented hurdles in our efforts to protect the legality and funding of our essential services, here and across the nation. These services improve lives, and save lives. And, we only have ten months to prepare before the primary election.  Where: Private Residence in La Jolla   PLEASE  BUY TICKETS TODAY!     http://action.ppactionca.org/site/Calendar?id=100581&view=Detail

***THUR SEPT 29 at 7:00 -8:00PM "HILLCREST COCKTAILS with BOB FILNER" ...  Whether you're an enthusiastic Filner supporter and political junkie, undecided voter, neighborhood business, or mere passerby, drop by the gallery Thursday night to have a glass of wine and meet San Diego mayoral candidate Bob Filner. This is a simple meet and greet -- no cost to attend -- so you can say 'hi' to Bob, get some information about the campaign, and ask him any questions on your mind.   Huge thanks to cohosts Stephen Whitburn, Alex Kreit, Brandon Tate, Al Estrella, and John GreenwellPlease RSVP, so I have a headcount for food and drink. More info: [masked]    Where: Planet Rooth Design Haus, 3334 Fifth Avenue, SD 92103

 

 

OCTOBER 2011

***SAT OCT 1 at 12:15 - 1:45PM   "North Area SD Co. Dem. Central Committee & Allies..." The meeting times are such because the Escondido Dem Club is  graciously letting us use this space following their regular meeting  which is 10:30 - 12:00. Thank you EDC!  There will be a short debrief of our successful 2nd Annual Big Blue  BBQ by MARTHA SULLIVAN. Then following that, We have a SDCDP Special Presentation from the San Diego County Democratic Party's Outreach Committee, chaired by Dr. Pat Washington. Please invite ally organizations in  the North County to join us to discuss how the S.D.C. Democratic  Party can help build the infrastructure needed to recruit, retain and  promote Democratic candidates, volunteers and Party leaders. This  meeting is open to all that want to work together more effectively so we can continue to keep San Diego blue. Suggestions and questions  are always welcome.  Thank you, NANCI OECHSLE,  Secretary,  Where:  Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway Escondido, CA  92025

  *** SAT OCT 1 at 6:00-8:00PM   San Diego Democratic Club  "2011 Freedom Awards"  SDDC’s Freedom Awards were created to honor those who have come out with exceptional vigor for equality. We are thrilled that our guest speaker, and winner of the A. Brad Truax Human Rights Award, will be Assemblymember TOM AMMIANO. A friend and colleague of Harvey Milk, Tom has been out and proud for our rights for decades in the governance of San Francisco and the State of California.  The Club will also honor the man who started it all for us (and for several other San Diego LGBT groups) nearly four decades ago - our founder and first president, ROBERT LYNN with the Herb King Lifetime Achievement Award. Additional 2011 Award Recipients:  Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award: Community in Unity Redistricting Coalition Gloria Steinem Communications Award: JUDY “the Beauty” FORMAN.   J. Douglas Scott Political Action Award: LORENA GONZALEZ & EVAN McLAUGHLIN.  Steven Pope Volunteerism Award: CINDY GREEN. Special Recognition Award: San Diego Unified School District’s Safe Schools Task Force Special Recognition Award: Active Duty and Veterans Military Contingent (San Diego LGBT Pride Parade)  6:00 PM reception with hor d’ oeuvres, desserts and cash wine/beer bar, followed by the Awards at 7:00 PM. Tickets for this year’s Freedom Awards are available – members $40, non-members $50. Freedom Awards Special offer: $70 Freedom Award ticket + General Membership. *Patron, Sponsoring & Sustaining members: RSVP at [address removed] to.   Purchase tickets online at www.sddemoclub.org  We hope to have you join us for this entertaining, uplifting and maybe even surprising evening. Any questions, please email [address removed].  Where: San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., SD, CA 92013


***MON thru WED, OCTOBER 3 thru 5, 2011 Campaign for America's Future "TAKE BACK THE AMERICAN DREAM" Join Thousands From will gather in Washington, D.C. to deliver that message, at the The 2011 America's Future Conference & Awards Gala! A real middle-class uprising is sweeping the nation to save and renew the American Dream. Starting in Wisconsin, working people are fighting back. Where: Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 This is "Democracy For America" event, too.  More Info ~ [address removed] *SAVE THE DATE to Take Back the American Dream: Oct. [masked] Conference & Awards Gala! Register early to get EARLY BIRD SPECIALS & DISCOUNTED RATES!  [address removed]

***WED OCT 5 at at 7-9PM San Diego DFA & PDA Metro Meetup proudly presents, our speaker, "PETER MARTO, Retired Nuclear Engineer who will address the issues "Nuclear Power Safety and Risk Considerations".  A HOT TOPIC LOCALLY because of the proximity of San Onofre, the prevailing winds and the recent disasters in Japan.  Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at [address removed] or Mike Copass at [address removed] Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23/ ..... ***WED OCT 5 - thru - FRI OCT 7TH  "Women, Media, Revolution Film Festival & Forum, San Diego"   A FREE Public Forum of FILMS & PANELS EXPLORING the PERCEPTIONS of WOMEN. *** First event starts WED OCT 5th at 4:00PM -6:00PM thru Friday evening, October 7 Several events through each day.  " International panelists include traditional print & television, alternative media network founders, bloggers and other social media contributers. As well as film directors capturing the challenges to the security and treatment of women in conflict situations like Arab's Spring.  They will share their work for media oultets Al Jazeera,  NPR, The Guardian, the London Times, and, World Pulse.  Also the challenges of reporting and filmmaking in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Libya and Tunsia.     For the schedule of films and panel discussions with directors, producers, journalists, bloggers and  the Women PeaceMakers, go to   http://peace.sandiego.edu/womenmediarevolution.    The Women PeaceMakers Program is funded by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.  “Women, Media, Revolution” partners include Acting Together, Fork Films, Global Press Institute, International Center for  Journalists, New Narratives, San Diego Asian Film Festival, The WIP, Ushahidi, WAVE India, Women in Media & News, Women  Make Movies, Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) and World Pulse    Where: USD University's JOAN B. KROC INSTITUTE FOR PEACE & JUSTICE   Website for Schedule of Events : http://peace.sandiego.edu/womenmediarevolution.    
***THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2011 " Stop the Machine! Create a New World! " Rally & Protest in " FREEDOM PLAZA" in WASHINGTON, D.C." ~ A Call to Action - Oct. 6, 2011 ~ A Concert, Rally & Protest will kick off a powerful & sustained nonviolent resistance to the corporate criminals that dominate our government! And onward October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions. We call on people of conscience and courage—all who seek peace, economic justice, human rights and a healthy environment—to join together Where: in Washington, D.C., beginning on Oct. 6, 2011, in nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening. A concert, rally and protest will kick off a powerful and sustained nonviolent resistance to the corporate criminals that dominate our government. October2011.org 

 

 

***SUN OCT 9 at 2:30-6:00PM  "Film showing of Ironed Jaw Angels (2004)" To help celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage in California, We will show Ironed Jaw Angels for our members and anyone interested in becoming a LWV member. As we learn and watch about women who defied the status quo to fight for their important right to vote, we will enjoy tea and other refreshments. This is sure to be an event not to miss--and a movie to inspire your inner activist. Presented by League of Women Voters of San Diego. Please join us at La Jolla library on Oct. 9 at 2:30. Where: La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla 92037

 

***MON OCT 10 at 7-8:45PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting "PETER CALLSTROM , Executive Director, Regional Task Force on the Homeless * Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org    
*** FRI OCT 14! 7:00PM to 9:00PM in IRVINE, CA  "A Night of Conversation & Community featuring * JOHN NICHOLS * MIMI KENNEDY *  JIM HIGHTOWER * with TIM CARPENTER, PDA National Director."  Act now; we expect the event will sell out! Get autographed books by Jim Hightower and John Nichols at the book-signing following the conversation with the featured speakers! WHERE: The IRVINE HOME of KAMRON JABBARI & FAHIMEH ZAMANI. For details contact MELAHAT RAFIEL at email: [address removed] or [masked]-7733.  Tickets are $75.00— Go to:  http://www.pdamerica.org/events/view/a-night-of-conversation-with-john-nichols-mimi-kennedy-and-tim-carpenter  | To reserve a space and pay at the door:   http://www.pdamerica.org/events/view/a-night-of-conversation-with-john-nichols-mimi-kennedy-and-tim-carpenter  (You may purchase only one ticket at a time. Additional ticket purchases require that you fill out the form for each ticket purchase.)   

 

***SAT OCT 15 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM (reception follows)  "POLITICAL BOOT CAMP"   This High Level Political Boot Camp offers a full day of informative panel discussions and workshops featuring many of the regions elected officials, consultants and expertsYou will learn about the nuts and bolts of running for office, managing campaigns, effective communications and fundraising. Events For Women. Whether you have ever considered running for office or would like to learn more about the process and how to become a more effective advocate this will be a valuable and rewarding experience. Cost: $50 for Lawyers Club of San Diego, *Run Women Run* and *San Diego County Bar Association members* who pre-register; $60 for non-members and late registration; $25 for students (space limited). MCLE 6.0 hours, including .5 hours of ethics  RSVP Lawyers Club of San Diego    Information: [address removed]   Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1155 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92010 


***   MON OCT 17th at 5pm-7pm "WATER FOR PEOPLE'S EVERYONE EXTRAVAGANZA*** "A Party With a Purpose"   Please join Water For People for a "party with a purpose" at WEFTEC 2011. Enjoy Great Music by LUKE REYNOLDS of the Band GUSTER, Cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres.  All proceeds from this event will go to support Water For People's important work helping to bring sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene education solutions to Everyone—every family, every school, and every clinic—in the developing countries where we work.  In L.A. Live Tickets are available here: $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Water For People gratefully acknowledges our *Gold Sponsors* for generously supporting this year's Everyone Extravaganza! Where: The Conga Room at L.A.   


***TUES OCT 18 at 6:30-9:00PM "FILM SCREENING: 12TH AND DELAWARE"   In 2010, HBO presented the documentary,12th & Delaware directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, the duo that directed the Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp. This time they employed a fly-on-the-wall point of view to explore the struggle over abortion.  The film 12th & Delaware utilizes a street intersection in Fort Pierce, Florida, to illustrate the deep ideological divide between two camps of thought. The metaphor emanates from the physical proximity of two facilities located across the road from each other. One is an abortion clinic called A Woman's World. The other is an office named the Pregnancy Care Center that purchased a building in 1999, eight years after A Woman's World opened.  Where: Ultra Star Movie Theater, Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., SD, CA 92108 Cost: FREE EVENT - There is no cost for this event Co-Sponsors Make a Difference Fund and NARAL. RSVP  [address removed]



***WED OCT 19 at 10:15AM-12:00PM Register New Citizens ~ Downtown San Diego Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Where: Golden Hall, 3rd Ave. & B St. Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] ***WED OCT 19 at  6:30PM "Join the COALITION for A BETTER SAN DIEGO at the SAN DIEGO MAYORAL FUROM "  We hope you will join us!  "Efforts Continue to Build a Better San Diego". The movement to build a better San Diego continues to grow. We now have a wide coalition of organizations who are joining us in these efforts.  The nest step in our plan is to attend this Mayoral Forum to bring attention to the economic issues our communities face.  We invite you to take part in these events as we work to build a better San Diego. IF you have any questions, or, would like to RSVP, email: [address removed]   Where: Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, SD 92101  

***THUR OCT 20 at 6:30-8:30PM  *Meet SD Mayor Candidate, Congressman BOB FILNER!* Drop by Martha Sullivan's business showroom in Sorrento Valley before you head home for the night, or before you get settled for the night, to hear from our next Mayor of San Diego: Bob Filner!  Martha will have coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and light appetizers and desserts on hand. Drop by for an informative evening with Congressman Filner and many of your fellow San Diegans who work and/or live in the area. PLEASE RSVP so I have a headcount for food and drink. More info: 858/[masked]  "It's time to refocus on JOBS & NEIGHBORHOODS!"   FILNER LAUNCHES MAYORAL CAMPAIGN - Vows to end 20 years of disastrous GOP control of city government  Candidate's top priority: Return Middle Class Jobs to San Diego!!!     Where: Apply Liberally Enterprises LLC, 10940 Roselle St.,  SD, CA 92121


***THUR OCT 20 starts at 5PM to 6:PM  "4TH ANNUAL 2011 WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES ~ TO SUPPORT the YMCA's BECKY'S HOUSE® DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM"  Hello Friends!  PLEASE JOIN SDDWC, SDSU and the Community of San Diego in A FUN COMMUNITY EVENT where HUNDREDS & ULTIMATELY THOUSANDS of WOMEN & MEN  put on A PAIR of HIGH-HEELED SHOES And WALK through the STREETS of DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO in a LIGHT-HEARTED attempt to build AWARENESS of this Very Serious Issue of PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE of WOMEN and MEN of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and IT'S IMPACT on OUR COMMUNITY.  This year we walk in MEMORY of DIANA GONZALES, a 19 year old City College STUDENT & MOTHER, who did everything she could to be safe. When our system doesn't work, it is a reminder of how imparitative programs like Becky's House truly are. For a $35 registration fee you can join our team-- the BECKY'S ANGELS! If you cannot walk with us, please donate to, this cause on our team facebook page, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes 2011- Home: http://ywcasandiego.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent  to Support the YWCA's Becky’s House® Domestic Violence Program. Proceeds from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will benefit the YWCA’s Becky’s House® Domestic Violence Program. All of the services provided by Becky’s House® support the individual’s journey from victim to survivor to achiever. The program includes a 30-60 day domestic violence emergency shelter, a 24-Hour emergency hotline, and two 18-24 month transitional housing communities for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Becky’s House® serves more than 500 women and children and receives nearly 2,500 hotline calls each year.  WHERE:  The 1-Mile Course begins and ends at the Park at 4th & K Streets in Downtown San Diego.  Become a volunteer! We always need help before and on the day of the event. Please contact Carol Ann Chambers today at [address removed] or #[masked], ext. 218.   (There will be a Post Event Party at 7:00 pm hosted by Hotel Solamar’s Lounge Six, located at 435 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. The reception will include appetizers, drinks, music, awards, a raffle, and more!) For more information please email Carol Ann Chambers at [address removed] or call [masked] ext 218.    SDDWC stands for San Diego Democratic Women's Club. 


***THURS OCTOBER 20th from 6-10:00PM " VOW, Voices of Women," will recognize a worthy recipient of our Voice Award for Service. VOW is delighted to announce that our featured Speakers at the event will be: JERRI ANN & GARY JACOBS, Founders of High Tech High International and of the Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute (JITLI) dedicated to the education and leadership of young people through the breaking down of stereotypes and removing prejudice. October 20 will be an evening of celebration, reflection and inspiration. Please mark the date on your calendars now! . We value you! Voices of Women Founded on October 17, 2001 in response to the events of 9/11, Voices of Women (VOW)presents programs that raises awareness of global issues. For more info & to become a member of VOW, please visit www.voicesofwomen.org The Board of Voices of Women email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org * Where: Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island

 
***THUR OCTOBER 20, 2011 "ALEC BALDWIN & BILL MOYERS at *PUBLIC CITIZEN'S 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA*" You won’t want to miss celebrating Public Citizen’s 40th anniversary with Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers. We’ll also toast our founders — RALPH NADER, JOAN CLAYBROOK, ALAN MORRISON & DR. SIDNEY WOLFE — as we commemorate all that Public Citizen has accomplished through its first 40 years. It is my honor to guide this one-of-a-kind organization into its fifth decade. Website: www.citizen.org More Details & Info will be forthcoming later this year. WHERE: IN WASHINGTON D.C.

 

 

*** FRI OCT 21 at 8:00AM -12:00PM Register New Citizens ~ CHULA VISTA! Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact MICHELLE KRUG at[masked] Thank you for your support. Where: USCIS, Field Office, 1261 Third Ave., CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 

***SAT OCT 22 at 10:00AM  City Club of San Diego proudly presents UCSD's  Dr. STEVE ERIE  Erie & his co-author, VLAD KLOMAN  Both have written books about our town. This is a 10 am Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program at La Jolla Country Day School. The charge to members and Country Day parents is $10; all others pay $20.   Reservations are by calling[masked]; event details, www.cityclubofsandiego.com. Where: La Jolla Country Day,  9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, 92037   

***SAT OCT 22, 2011, "The LGB&T Center’s 38th ANNIVERSARY GALA" - 10% Early Bird Discount! The Center’s anniversary gala brings together hundreds of our closest friends at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, for a delightful evening of dinner & dancing in support of our vital programs & services at the Premier LGBT event of the year! . Tables are available at a 10% Early Bird discount through July 8 - find out more online at http://events.thecentersd.org/site/Calendar... ; Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101

***MON OCT 24 at NOON -12:00PM RECEPTION in the SAN DIEGO CITY HALL LOBBY City for the UNVEILING OF WOMEN'S VOTE CALIFORNIA CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT located in the San DIego City Hall Lobby Sponsored by the Women’s Museum of California. Where: LOBBY in SAN DIEGO CITY HALL, 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101, Get Directions at www.sandiego.gov

 

 

***MON OCTOBER 24 thru NOVEMBER 4, 2011 EXHIBIT commemorating the "100th ANNIVERSARY of WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE in CALIFORNIA", located in the San Diego City Hall Lobby. Sponsored by the Women’s Museum of California, Where: LOBBY in SAN DIEGO CITY HALL, 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101, Get Directions at www.sandiego.gov For more information: 619.233.7963.


***WED OCT 26 at 11:30AM " Women’s Vote in California: Looking Backward and Forward!" The program for the luncheon centers on a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in California with a dramatic reading about San Diego suffragists who campaigned in 1895 and 1911, followed by a conversation between Professor DOREEN MATTINGLY and ANNE HOIBERG about women’s legislation and progress since 1911. Lunch begins at 11:30 at Tom Ham’s, with the program starting at 12:10. $23. Where: Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive, SD 92101 For more information: 619.223.8074.


***THURS OCT 27,[masked]:30PM Reception | 6:30PM Dinner and Program CPI presents " THE CENTER ON POLICY INITIATIVES 2011 ANNUAL GALA" ~ "SAVE THE DATE" For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Quynh Nguyen at   Quynh @onlinecpi.org  or[masked] ext. 26. Mark your calendar...we look forward to seeing you there! Summer Intern Graduation Celebration Where: Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 


***SAT OCT 29 ~ Nightmare on Normal Street ~ Details forthcoming


***SAT OCT 29, 2011 " SUFFRAGE BALL " The Women’s Museum of California sponsors the fifth annual Suffrage Ball at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom. This year’s theme is the celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in California. Participants don costumes from that era. $40 - $60. More details to come. WHERE: BALBOA PARK BALLROOM, - The Balboa Park Club is located in the South Palisades area of Balboa Park, just north of the Puppet Theatre. For more information: 619.233.7963.


NOVEMBER 2011


***WED NOV 2 at at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" Speakers to be announced. Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at [address removed] or Mike Copass at [address removed] Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23/ ............................. 


*** SAT NOV 5 at  10:00AM  City Club of San Diego proudly presents  *** SAN DIEGO MAYOR DICK MURPHY *** Mayor Murphy's traces his life in government service.  This is a 10 am Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program at La Jolla Country Day School. The charge to members and Country Day parents is $10; all others pay $20.   Reservations are by calling[masked]; event details, www.cityclubofsandiego.com. Where: La Jolla Country Day,  9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, 92037

***MON NOV 14 at 7-8:45PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting (in Clairemont)" Topics & Speakers to be Announced.  Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org

*** WED NOV 16 at 10:15- 12:00PM "Register New Citizens ~ Downtown San Diego" Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Where: Golden Hall, 3rd Ave. & B St. Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]

 ***FRI NOV 18 at 8:00AM - 12:00PM "Register New Citizens ~ CHULA VISTA" Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact MICHELLE KRUG at[masked] Thank you for your support. Where: USCIS, Field Office, 1261 Third Ave., CHULA VISTA, CA 91911   

 

DECEMBER 2011

***SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 thru SUNDAY DECEMBER 11, 2011 at 5:00PM-7:00AM "SET SAIL for VICTORY CRUISE" Before the busy 2012 campaign year begins, Treat yourself to a 7-day Cruise on the MEXICAN RIVERA w/ family, friends & Democrats from CA & ACROSS THE COUNTRY! Where: MS Osterdam (Holland America Line) Contact: (800)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.demcruise.com THANK YOU ALL! 



***WED DEC 7 at at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" * BARRY LADENDORF, SAN DIEGO VETERANS FOR PEACE, Chapter President  * JACK DOXEY, SDVFP,  Chapter Vice President  * DAVE GAPP, SDVFP Outreach Coordinator  will be our speakers. Their detailed presentation is  title "THE COST OF WAR".   Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at [address removed] or Mike Copass at [address removed] Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23/     SAN DIEGO VETERANS FOR PEACE Website is www.sdvfp.org    ............................. 


*** WED DEC 14 at ay & Lesbian Victory Fund <[address removed] >F:15AM-12:00PM "Register New Citizens ~ Downtown San Diego" Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Where: Golden Hall, 3rd Ave. & B St. Contact: (858)[masked] or Email: [address removed]


*** FRI DEC 16 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM "Register New Citizens ~ CHULA VISTA" Volunteers are needed to register new citizens! Please RSVP if you will be able to volunteer. Training and supplies will be provided, so alll you need to do is to show up. Hope to see you there! Contact MICHELLE KRUG at[masked] Thank you for your support. Where: USCIS, Field Office, 1261 Third Ave., CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 


***SAT DEC 17th, 2011 At MIDNGHT  "HOLIDAY PARTY" Hosted by San Diego Democratic Women's Club --  JOIN IN ON THE HOLIDAY FUN!  More Details to come... Pat Washington, President (619)[masked], Email: SDDEMWomen@aol.


JANUARY 2012 


***WED JAN 4 at at 7-9PM "SAN DIEGO DFA & SD PDA Metro MEETUP" . Speakers to be announced. Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Info: Carol at [address removed] or Mike Copass at [address removed] Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23/ ............................. 


***MON JAN 9 at 7-8:45PM "Mesa Democratic Club Meeting (in Clairemont)" Club Elections ~ Speakers:TBA  Where: SDCDP Headquarters, 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Ste 105, SD 92111 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.mesa.sddem.org

 


FEBRUARY 2012


***FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2012 thru SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2012 at 8:00AM - 10:00PM ***CALIFORNIA 2012 *STATE* DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION***We are proud to host the 2012 California Democratic Party Convention! Convention dates will be from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2012. More details will be provided soon. Where: San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront Hotel Contact: (858)[masked]

*****We are proud to host the 2012 California Democratic Party Convention! Convention dates will be from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2012. More details will be provided soon. Where: San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront Hotel Call (858)[masked]*****

  ***SUN FEB 26, 2012 at 11:00AM - 2:00PM Save the Date: ***San Diego Champagne Brunch 2012***2012 is going to be an exciting year. TAMMY BALDWIN  could become the first openly LGBT U.S. Senator. We have an opportunity to nearly double our representation in the U.S. House. And hundreds of other brave LGBT candidates will be running for public offices across the country. Where: The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, 3998 Mission Blvd., SD, Calif.92109  (www.catatermanresort.com or  [masked]) Kick off the race to victory with us at our San Diego Champagne Brunch on Sunday, February 26, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa.  Go to: http://www.victoryfund.org/about_us/events/id:110     Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund:    [address removed] 

 

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